Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 89 121
Rank change year-on-year +15 +32 +4
Contract jobs citing REST 146 136 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.73% 2.24% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.37% 7.46% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 104 83
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £275 £307 £313
90th Percentile £573 £475 £575
England median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North West median hourly rate - £39.00 £35.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.64% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +7.14%

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,744 1,823 2,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.63% 30.02% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,205 1,257 1,342
North West median daily rate £388 £388 £388
10th Percentile £281 £275 £266
90th Percentile £545 £525 £530
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 78
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +14.58% +16.37%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.85 £16.93
90th Percentile £43.00 £51.65 £42.88
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 83 £400 +1.27% 44
Cheshire -2 24 £375 -9.09% 25
Lancashire +26 18 £425 +7.59% 8
Merseyside +18 17 £475 +31.94% 5
REST
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 84 (57.53%) Java
2 74 (50.68%) JavaScript
3 70 (47.95%) Web Services
4 69 (47.26%) TDD
5 67 (45.89%) Git (software)
6 66 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (41.78%) SOAP
8 59 (40.41%) SQL
9 52 (35.62%) Test Automation
10 49 (33.56%) NoSQL
11 48 (32.88%) JIRA
12 47 (32.19%) MySQL
12 47 (32.19%) MongoDB
13 43 (29.45%) BDD
13 43 (29.45%) Node.js
14 41 (28.08%) Linux
15 40 (27.40%) HTML
15 40 (27.40%) CSS
16 37 (25.34%) Jenkins
17 34 (23.29%) Confluence
18 33 (22.60%) Cucumber
18 33 (22.60%) Mentoring
18 33 (22.60%) XML
19 32 (21.92%) Scrum
20 31 (21.23%) Spring
20 31 (21.23%) Microservices
20 31 (21.23%) SDLC
21 30 (20.55%) JSON
21 30 (20.55%) Microsoft
22 29 (19.86%) .NET

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (23.29%) Confluence
2 6 (4.11%) CMS
2 6 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.42%) Apache
3 5 (3.42%) Drupal
3 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.05%) WordPress
5 2 (1.37%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.37%) IIS
5 2 (1.37%) nginx
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Beehive
5 2 (1.37%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.37%) WildFly
6 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.81%) Slack
2 9 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.79%) GitHub
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.37%) Boomi
4 2 (1.37%) IaaS
4 2 (1.37%) iPaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) AdWords
5 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) SNMP
2 5 (3.42%) HTTP
3 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.05%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.37%) AMQP
4 2 (1.37%) FTP
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (33.56%) NoSQL
2 47 (32.19%) MongoDB
2 47 (32.19%) MySQL
3 27 (18.49%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (18.49%) SQL Server
4 19 (13.01%) Relational Database
5 11 (7.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (6.85%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.05%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.37%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.37%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.37%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.68%) Big Data
9 1 (0.68%) DB2
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.68%) Riak
Development Applications
1 67 (45.89%) Git (software)
2 48 (32.88%) JIRA
3 37 (25.34%) Jenkins
4 33 (22.60%) Cucumber
5 22 (15.07%) JUnit
6 13 (8.90%) Visual Studio
7 12 (8.22%) Selenium
8 11 (7.53%) Gradle
8 11 (7.53%) Jasmine
9 10 (6.85%) SonarQube
10 8 (5.48%) Maven
11 7 (4.79%) Bitbucket
11 7 (4.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (4.79%) Subversion
12 5 (3.42%) Eclipse
12 5 (3.42%) JMeter
12 5 (3.42%) JProfiler
13 4 (2.74%) IntelliJ
13 4 (2.74%) ReSharper
13 4 (2.74%) Xcode
General
1 22 (15.07%) Finance
2 14 (9.59%) Banking
3 7 (4.79%) Marketing
4 4 (2.74%) Billing
4 4 (2.74%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.74%) Law
4 4 (2.74%) Legal
5 3 (2.05%) Back Office
6 2 (1.37%) Games
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (66.44%) Developer
2 52 (35.62%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.96%) Architect
4 15 (10.27%) Consultant
4 15 (10.27%) Software Engineer
5 13 (8.90%) Software Developer
6 12 (8.22%) Java Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) Java Software Developer
7 11 (7.53%) Java Software Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (5.48%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.79%) Implementation Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Digital Architect
11 6 (4.11%) iOS Developer
11 6 (4.11%) JavaScript Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) React Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.11%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (47.95%) Web Services
2 61 (41.78%) SOAP
3 43 (29.45%) Node.js
4 40 (27.40%) CSS
4 40 (27.40%) HTML
5 33 (22.60%) XML
6 31 (21.23%) Spring
7 30 (20.55%) JSON
8 29 (19.86%) .NET
9 15 (10.27%) Java EE
9 15 (10.27%) jQuery
10 14 (9.59%) Hibernate
10 14 (9.59%) Spring Boot
11 13 (8.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (8.22%) .NET Framework
12 12 (8.22%) React
12 12 (8.22%) XML Schema
13 11 (7.53%) Ajax
13 11 (7.53%) J2EE
13 11 (7.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) User Experience
2 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.48%) CMDB
4 6 (4.11%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.42%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.05%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.37%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.37%) Social Media
9 1 (0.68%) Animation
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.68%) RIA
9 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.08%) Linux
2 25 (17.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (15.07%) Windows
4 12 (8.22%) Apple iOS
4 12 (8.22%) Unix
5 7 (4.79%) Windows 8
5 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.11%) Android
7 5 (3.42%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.74%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.05%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.26%) TDD
2 66 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (35.62%) Test Automation
4 43 (29.45%) BDD
5 33 (22.60%) Mentoring
6 32 (21.92%) Scrum
7 31 (21.23%) Microservices
7 31 (21.23%) SDLC
8 28 (19.18%) Open Source
8 28 (19.18%) Software Engineering
9 27 (18.49%) Coaching
10 26 (17.81%) Kanban
10 26 (17.81%) MVC
11 23 (15.75%) SFIA
12 21 (14.38%) Data Modelling
13 16 (10.96%) User Stories
14 15 (10.27%) OWASP
15 14 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (9.59%) Waterfall
16 13 (8.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (57.53%) Java
2 74 (50.68%) JavaScript
3 59 (40.41%) SQL
4 22 (15.07%) C#
5 13 (8.90%) PowerShell
6 12 (8.22%) Python
7 8 (5.48%) Groovy
7 8 (5.48%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.48%) XPath
8 6 (4.11%) Apple Swift
8 6 (4.11%) PHP
8 6 (4.11%) Scala
9 5 (3.42%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.42%) VB
10 4 (2.74%) Ruby
10 4 (2.74%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.74%) VBA
11 2 (1.37%) C
11 2 (1.37%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.37%) Puppet
2 2 (1.37%) Terraform
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.01%) Oracle
3 12 (8.22%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.48%) ServiceNow
4 8 (5.48%) Snow
5 7 (4.79%) Perforce
6 4 (2.74%) Apple
6 4 (2.74%) IBM
6 4 (2.74%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.05%) HP
8 2 (1.37%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.37%) Informatica
8 2 (1.37%) Pega
8 2 (1.37%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.37%) SnapLogic
9 1 (0.68%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.68%) Google
9 1 (0.68%) SAP
9 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.68%) Zend